Inside Japan 14: Cathy Loose

Dr. Adam Kassab, Professor of GLOBIS University in Tokyo, invites a variety of guests from around the world to discuss people, culture and business from an “Inside Japan” perspective. The fourteenth guest is Ms. Cathy Loose, Director, Towers Watson.

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Inside Japan No.14 – Cathy Loose

Guest: Cathy Loose, Director, Benefits, Towers Watson
Host: Adam Kassab, GLOBIS
Date: April 10 2013
Venue: Towers Watson, Tokyo HQs
Duration: 30:52

Guest Speaker

Cathy Loose is the Director of Benefits and Asia Pacific Benefits Business Development Leader for Towers Watson. She is currently based in Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to joining Towers Watson, Cathy Loose was the APAC Global Mobility Business Leader for another consulting firm. Cathy has over 17 years of HR experience in both consulting and private industries. She also led PricewaterhouseCoopers Indochina’s global HR consulting practice in Vietnam and was also responsible for PepsiCo Foods International’s European regional compensation and benefits programs based in England.

She has consulted for major multinational companies as well as non profit organizations covering diverse industries and sectors. In terms of project scope, Cathy had been the project leader for a number of major projects across Asia Pacific as well as US and Europe covering merger and acquisitions issues, spin off/restructuring, designing of global and regional mobility policies. She is one of the lead global and regional consultants in the global mobility practice.

Cathy was educated in Europe and in the US. She has an MBA from Thunderbird (US) with a focus in international finance and banking. Cathy speaks fluent French, English and Vietnamese and is conversant on Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.

Dialogue Partner

Dr. Kassab has extensive business experience across Asia as well as in Europe and the USA. He has held senior positions at Sanyo Electric, a global Japanese electronics manufacturer, Mercer, a US based global HR Consulting firm, and most recently at Culture Convenience Club, the dominant Japanese player in the consumer entertainment and lifestyle sector. His work has ranged from facilitating European wide strategic planning sessions aimed at exploring synergies and enhancing competitiveness, developing ways to internationalize and globalize business operations, and implementing change programs for overseas subsidiaries.

As well as his strong professional background he also recently completed doctoral research looking into the use of Stories and Storytelling in Organizations as a tool for inspiring employees and bringing about visionary change.

Bachelors degree, History & Philosophy of Science and Philosophy, University of Leeds (UK); Masters Degree, International Resources and Development Studies, University of Leeds (UK); Masters Degree, Organization Change, Ashridge Management Center (UK); Doctoral Research, Hitotsubashi University (JPN)